Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sunrise, Sunset

Everyone has dreams of what they would like their life to be when they are young. At 5, I was going to be a princess like Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. At 13, I was going to be a ballerina traveling the world to dance. At 16, I was going to be a psychologist helping all kinds of people navigate this life and healing traumas wherever I went. At 18, I began writing The Great American Novel (or so I thought at the time). 

At 20, I had my first child and all I wanted to do was be the perfect mom to my tiny little boy and my entire life changed.



Accurate portrayal of parenthood

As any parent will tell you, parenting is the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever have. I took my new responsibility very seriously and enjoyed every single second of it. No, it wasn't cookie cutter perfect all of the time but I absolutely tried the best I could to be the best mom in the entire universe. I think every parent has those moments where they wish they could go back in time and change or fix something, and I am no different. My children are both in their 20s now and I miss them both to pieces and to death every day.

As it turns out, I get the chance to do it all over again because my oldest, my son, is going to be a first time dad in April!


Because of this, I have been on the hunt for all kinds of new baby stuff. And, as I mentioned before, I am absolutely amazed at everything they have for babies now! Just the sonogram technology alone is incredible! I can actually make out the baby's features, something that I definitely couldn't do with my own sonogram pictures! I am learning so much and finding so many cool things. One of the best things I have found is the Amazing Baby Swaddle Sack!


Designed by Lynette Damir, a nurse and mom of two, the Amazing Baby Swaddle Sack is a new product found exclusively on Amazon. As most of you are probably aware, swaddling is very important for your baby as it keeps them warm, snug and from being awakened by their own startle reflex. Swaddling is another way of telling your baby that she is safe. The Swaddle Sack comes in three stages: Stage 1 is the Swaddle Sack With Wrap for babies 0 - 3 months, Stage 2 is the Transitional Swaddle Sack for ages 3 to 6 months, and Stage 3 is zzZipMe Sack for ages 6 to 18 months. I got the Transitional Swaddle Sack and it is ADORABLE and so soft! 


It is designed perfectly for your infant: there are fold over mitten cuffs that can be worn open or closed so your baby can self soothe if she needs to. The round sack and arms up design helps your baby sleep better and allows for leg support and movement. It's made of soft and stretchy breathable cotton and has a 2-way zipper so it's easy to wrap the baby or unwrap the baby for diaper changes, or whatever baby might need. It is one of the new products I have found that I am truly excited about and wish I had when my own were tiny!

I cannot WAIT to use this for my sweet little granddaughter on the way. To say that she is going to be even more spoiled than my own children is the understatement of the century! I mean, that's just what grandparents are supposed to do, right?



What baby items are a must have for you?

57 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness..you are going to be an awesome Grandma!! Love this!!

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  2. Awww this is so sweet. That gif is beyond hilarious !!

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  3. I am supposed to be having a baby in a week, which scared the crap out of me, but I am totally not trying to think about it. I need to venture into our son's closet because all of his STUFF is in there and I don't have a clue what any of it is! LOL!

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    1. Lol, don't fall into the closet black hole! I hope all goes well for you and the baby!♡

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  4. Aww. This is so sweet. Every parents dream come true. To see their grandchildren. No wonder almost every grandparents love their grandchildren more than their child. ��

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    1. It's one of the things that is so awesome about having children while you are young. My mom absolutely loves that she was able to watch both of her grandchildren grow up into the wonderful adults they are ♡

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  5. Stephanie congratulations on having had your kids grow into adulthood, and bring you the joy of being a grandma. I hope you Have lots of fun playing with your grandchildren, and sharing your wisdom with them.

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  6. Congratulations on being a grandmother, I think grandparents can enjoy the joy of a child's birth better than anyone else. I loved this gift, it's so much fun !!

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  7. I just had my last baby at 38. everyone keeps asking if we will try again for a girl since we had 3 boys. I will wait and hope for a grand daughter some day. Check out my blog post for registry ideas from a former labor & delivery and pediatric nurse. https://hindesite2020.com/newbaby/

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  8. That is so awesome! Good to be young and be a grandma! Congratulations! 🎉

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  9. Congratulations on being a grandmother. I have such fond memories of my grandma - she ended up being one of my best friends!

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  10. It's funny how our aspirations change as we get older isn't it, lol!! I bet you can't wait to be a Grandma...

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    1. It really is! I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up most days, lol!

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  11. This is just awesome. Congrats on being a grandmother. I love that gif by the way.

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  12. Oh how lovely! A big congratulations to you all. The GIF sums up parenthood perfectly I think! :)

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  13. You're going to be a great grandmother! I love that gif of the baby sitting on his head!! So funny. Well done!

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  14. Parenting is definitely hard! We had a few swaddle blankets, but my boys hated it and would rather be unswaddled. I bet if we had something like this it would have helped so much!

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    1. My daughter wasn't a fan, either but it really did help with her startle reflex!

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  15. That swaddle sounds amazing! We had the hardest time finding the right swaddle when my son was a baby!

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  16. Aww, this is one of the sweetest post I have ever read. This shows how oyr children formed us in our daily living.

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  17. Congrats on your first little grandchild!! My grandparents are a huge part of my life and I can't wait to see them for the holidays!

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  18. Congratulations! I know you are so excited for your first grand baby. I love the swaddle sack you have picked out. My kids always wiggles out of my swaddles. I wish they had this when my kids were babies!

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  19. Congratulations! Such a fun time to be a grandparent!! Shopping is just the start Isnt it?

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    1. Absolutely! April is not getting here fast enough, lol!

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  20. As exhausting as it might've been to be a parent, it really does prepare you for when you become a grandparent. Congrats!

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  21. These are so good for the baby! They need to feel warmth and love. It also is good to have it smell like mommy or daddy as well.

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  22. Congratulations on being a grandmother..... :) :) :)
    The GIF is Simply amazing .. hehe.. i waited it to loop 3 times until i finally started reading your article heheheh..

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  23. Yyyaaaayyyyyy....congs Stephanie!!!! I wish you all the best.

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  24. I wish I could also go back in time so i could not buy that something for me instead buy that thing for my baby. ��

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  25. Congrats on becoming a grandmother. That has to be so exciting. Wishing you all the best during this very special time for your family. So cool.

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  26. Congratulations, Stephanie! You must be so excited. I know exactly what you mean. Two of my daughters are out of the house. I also have 1 teenage son. I cannot wait to have the chance to mother again once my children become parents.

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    1. Isn't so weird? I was having a really hard time with the empty nest thing at first. I think I am ok now, but OMG I miss them both so much. Thanks, I can't wait!

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  27. COngratulations!! SO exciting. Swaddle sacks are a life savor and I don't know what I would have done without them.

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  28. Congratulations... The first GIF is really hilarious lol...

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  29. omg that first gif, I had spat my water out haha congrats on being a grandma! you'll definitely be a cool one!

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